Digital Transformation Executive Debate & Dinner

(Invitation Only)

This exclusive, invitation-only Summit brings together c-level executives for a special program designed to fuel idea exchange and networking with peers through open discussions in a private environment. To find out if you are eligible to attend contact [email protected]

With traditional services being commoditized and $2 trillion in growth at stake for digital providers over the next decade, the urgency for our industry to transform has never been greater. This private roundtable debate on Tuesday, 5th December will share unique research, insights and experiences from industry peers on the key issues attached to digital business transformation, including:

  • Delivering business agility: what needs to change across the business; how fast is fast enough?
  • Re-thinking the role of IT: From managing within 5% to transforming the 95%
  • People transformation: people, skills and structure – developing a digital culture
  • Industry initiatives and learnings to drive transformation using TM Forum’s new Digital Maturity Model

The discussion will be chaired by our Chief Analyst, Mark Newman, an experienced and highly respected industry analyst. Mark will be sharing insights from the latest industry research including our most recent Digital Transformation Tracker, which surveys the transformation progress of 100 leading service providers around the world. Following the roundtable discussion, we will share the latest thinking from our Catalyst rapid innovation program over drinks, and then enjoy a private dinner, offering the perfect opportunity for networking and cementing relationships forged during the session. There will also be plenty of opportunity to meet with our innovative Catalyst teams, sponsors and exhibitors throughout the conference.


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

9:00am – 3:00pm: Conference tracks on AI and NFV/SDN
3:00 – 9:30pm: Digital Transformation Executive Debate & Dinner (detailed agenda below)

3:00 – 3:15pm   Delivering on the Digital Promise: Delivering Transformation across your Business
Nik Willetts, Deputy CEO, TM Forum        
Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum

3:15 – 3:25pm   Sponsor Welcome

3:25 – 3:55pm   Interactive Discussion: From CSP to Digital Service Providers & Enablers
In this session we will explore what the future of a CSP looks like, what new services they can offer as well as looking at where the biggest opportunities lie.
Nik Willetts, Deputy CEO, TM Forum
Mark Newman, Chief Analyst, TM Forum

3:55 – 4:15pm   Networking Refreshments

4:15 – 5:15pm   Introductory Presentation followed by Roundtable Discussion: Building a comprehensive digital transformation strategy
A well thought-out digital transformation strategy is the bedrock for surviving in today’s digital economy and companies that manage to create a solid strategic framework for their digital transformation will be the fierce competitors of tomorrow.
Although the transformation journey will vary widely from one company to the next, depending on the specific business needs and focus, companies that are successfully addressing the complexities of digital transformation displays similarities in their strategic approaches.
This discussion will center around the common factors that every digital transformation strategy should comprise – from assessing your company’s digital maturity of your company and having a clear vision and understanding of your business’ future needs in terms of technology and business model transformation to understanding where to focus your effort and instilling a culture of innovation to drive the necessary changes.  This session will include an opportunity for you to decide where you are going to invest and spend your digital transformation money.

5:30 – 6:00pm   Debate Roundup

6:00 – 7:00pm   Innovation Showcase & Networking Drinks

7:00 – 9:30pm   Dinner


Wednesday, December 6, 2017

9:00 – 11:00am : Keynote Perspective
11:00am – 5:30pm: Conference tracks on Transformation & AgilityCustomer Centricity & Analytics, IoE Monetization & Management

Thursday, December 7, 2017

09:00am – 5:30pm: Conference tracks on Transformation & AgilityCustomer Centricity & Analytics, IoE Monetization & Management